HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’

This week’s local eyes video is the latest singles from HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’, which is taken from his debut album ‘Season on Planet Earth’ due out this Friday (September 21st) While ‘Madly’ has a head over heels romance vibe, it goes much deeper in the funk and disco...

Talking Points: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies’ with SCOTT TOWERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: SCOTT TOWERS Featured release: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies (1st Album)’ Released: 2010 https://lordecho.bandcamp.com/album/melodies-1st-album Featured track #1: RHYTHM 77 Featured track #2: THAT’S RIGHT Featured track #3: SWORD CANE...

Talking Points: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ with GENE RIVERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: GENE RIVERS Featured release: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ Released: 2012 https://sorceressmusic.bandcamp.com/album/chequered-thoughts-funkommunity Featured track #1: THE LIGHT Featured track #2: DANDILLION Featured track #3: START AGAIN GENE RIVERS...

Talking Points: SHAPESHIFTER ‘The System Is a Vampire’ with K+LAB

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: K+Lab Featured release: Shapeshifter ‘The System Is A Vampire’ Released: 2009 https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/album/the-system-is-a-vampire Featured track #1: LONGEST DAY Featured track #2: TWIN GALAXIES Featured track #3: DUTCHIES...

Event: Villette & Raiza Biza at Yot Club Raglan (23 March)

Base FM in association with Madcap present Villette & Raiza Biza at The Yot Club Support from Ian Beatmaster Wright Friday 23 March Earlybird tickets available now from $10 +b.f from www.eventbrite.co.nz VILLETTE https://twitter.com/villettedasha https://www.facebook.com/iamvillette https://www.instagram.com/villettedasha Villette is a one-woman band. Not only does she sing, she’s also a...

ESTÈRE ‘Grandmother’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Estère’s tribute to her ‘Grandmother’. This stunning video was filmed in Capetown, and co-stars legendary South African writer Sindiwe Magona. ‘Grandmother,’ is New Zealand-based beatmaker and vocalist Estère’s tribute to the mother of her father, the grandmother she never met. Estère is currently touring...

NOAH SLEE ‘Told (The Majestic Sessions)’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Noah Slee – ‘Told’  The Majestic Sessions. Noah Slee brings the entire crew along in for this funky, live rendition of “Told” taken from debut album “Otherland”. Filmed at Red Bull Studios Berlin, where this New Zealand born artist now resides. Find out more about Noah...

KIMBRA ‘Everybody Knows’

Kimbra releases her first single ‘Everybody Knows’ from her forthcoming album Primal Heart. Primal Heart, due out next year, will feature Childish Gambino, David Longstreth, and Skrillex. Kimbra: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays...

Portland Live Sessions: YAYNE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions.   Wellington based, Yayné features in the fourth edition of The Portland Live Sessions. In chat with Base FM’s Dylan C, the singer/songwriter discusses growing and learning in Christchurch’s local scenes, collaborating with other...

EVENT: Madcap Madness @ St Kevins Arcade

Saturday 1st July Whammy, Backroom & Wine Cellar St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Rd From 9pm – 4am Tickets from: undertheradar.co.nz Over 21 NZ artists across three stages all throughout St Kevins Arcade, an intimate indoor event that promises to bring you a complete community experience. Drawing together local...

COVER STORY #2: FULL ALBUM – ONLINE NOW!

Cover Story Part 1 was a Vinyl Exhibition by Base FM DJ’s. Featuring 75 record sleeves submitted by the DJs at Base FM. The concept was to choose one record from your personal collection and tell us what that record means to you. Base FM Presents Cover Story 2...

SWIDT ‘Little Did She Know’

The latest track from the SWIDT crew and only the second out of four to come. Produced by SmokeyGotBeatz, ‘L.D.S.K (Little Did She Know)‘ follows nicely after the first track, ‘Alfred & Church’ produced by Tae Beast (TDE) back in March. They have also recently kicked off their...

Talking Points: LEISURE ‘Leisure’ with Dan Woolston

     TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: April 2017 Guest reviewer: Dan Woolston (sniffers.co.nz) Featured release: LEISURE ‘Leisure’ Released: 2016 https://open.spotify.com/album/1SZzXX… Featured track #1: ALL OVER YOU Featured track #2: CONTROL MYSELF Featured track #3: SOMETHING...

Cover Story 2 Exhibition: NZ Records That Shaped Our Dance Floors

Exhibition Runs 22nd April – 13th May Studio One Toi Tū, Room 10, 1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-4pm Cover Story Part 1 was held at Studio One Toi Tū  (formerly Art Station on Ponsonby Rd) and was a Vinyl Exhibition...

Talking Points: RAIZA BIZA ‘Day & Night’ with EDGAR

     TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: December 2016 Guest reviewer: Edgar Mahon (Eddie Numbers / 9-5ers) Featured release: RAIZA BIZA ‘Day & Night EP‘ Released: 2016 https://raizabiza.bandcamp.com/album/… Featured track #1: WASSUP Featured track #2: STRONG...

DAVID DALLAS ‘Fit In’

One of the country’s biggest Hip-Hop innovators, David Dallas, has released the brand new single ‘Fit In’. This is the first official single from his new studio album due out late April. Production for the new single is at the hands of Melbourne-based Styalz Fuego and Nic M,...

Portland Live Sessions: LOUIS BAKER

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. Kicking off the Portland Live Sessions we have Louis Baker, a talented soulful singer and songwriter from Wellington. Louis shares with us this exclusive acoustic live version of his new single ‘Gave It All Away’....

PITCH BLACK ‘It’s The Future Knocking’

The release of the fourth single “It’s The Future Knocking” from Pitch Black’s latest album Filtered Senses comes just before they play their final shows in New Zealand. After a slew of summer festivals that saw the electronic duo return home to tour their 5th studio album Filtered Senses,...

Talking Points: SILICON ‘Personal Computer’ with PARKS

   TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: February 2017 Guest reviewer: Parks (Ladi 6) Featured release: SILICON ‘Personal Computer’ Released: 2015 http://godemoji.com/ Featured track #1: CELLPHONE Featured track #2: I CAN SEE PARADISE Featured track #3: DOPE SILICON...